It’s not just a brilliant polemical essay; it’s also a remarkable feat of condensation, explication, and synthesis. Sunday times london “a concise guide to the most interesting and mystifying trends in the study of literature over the last fifty years. The nation this classic work covers all of the major movements in literary studies in this century.
This concise and lucid volume offers a satisfying survey of all the major theories, from structuralism in the 1960s to deconstruction today, that have made academic criticism both intriguing and off-putting to the outsider. New york times book review “literary Theory has the kind of racy readability that one associates more often with English critics who have set their faces resolutely against theory.
Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment, Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of literary theory’s debut, its common-if problematic-place among survey coursework, Terry Eagleton reflects on the state of theory in academia today, the growth of antitheory itself an interesting theoretical subject, and theory’s continued relevance to scholarly pursuits.
In this contemporary, as scholars critically analyze the incredibly broad impact of the theoretical movement, retrospective moment, Literary Theory remains an essential initiation to the intellectually stimulating world of theoretical analysis. Terry eagleton is john Edward Taylor professor of English literature at the University of Manchester.
His numerous books include The Meaning of Life, How to Read a Poem, and After Theory.
Literary Theory: An Anthology Blackwell Anthologies
Covers all the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory, Sara Ahmed, from Formalism to Postcolonialism Expanded to include work from Stuart Hall, and Lauren Berlant. Pedagogically enhanced with detailed editorial introductions and a comprehensive glossary of terms Wiley-Blackwell.
The new edition of this bestselling literary theory anthology has been thoroughly updated to include influential texts from innovative new areas, eco-criticism, including disability studies, and ethics.
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Wiley-Blackwell. What is literary theory? is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this new edition of his highly popular Very Short Introduction. Shedding light on everything from literature and social identity, poetics, and rhetoric, to poetry, Literary Theory is a welcome guide for all lovers of literature.
About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. In this second edition, and the link between the theory of narrative and cognitive science, ecocriticism, including a discussion of the "death of theory, " a look at topics such as trauma theory, Culler includes much new material, plus a new chapter on "Ethics and Aesthetics.
The book also includes updated bibliographies. Oxford University Press. He explains "theory" not by describing warring "schools" but by sketching key "moves" that theory has encouraged, human identity, and by speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, and the power of language.
Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. Culler, semiotics, uses easy-to-grasp examples as he outlines the ideas behind schools of criticism that can otherwise be quite daunting, such as deconstruction, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, and postcolonial theory.
Literary Theory: An Anthology, 2nd Edition
This anthology of classic and cutting-edge statements in literary theory has now been updated to include recent influential texts in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Postcolonialism and International Studies A definitive collection of classic statements in criticism and new theoretical work from the past few decades All the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory are represented, from Formalism to Postcolonialism Enables students to familiarise themselves with the most recent developments in literary theory and with the traditions from which these new theories derive Wiley-Blackwell.
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The Turn of the Screw: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
Oxford University Press. Alongside the novel by henry james, this edition of turn of the Screw contains documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays present the text from several contemporary critical perspectives to enhance your understanding of the novel and the time in which it was written.
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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
Used book in Good Condition. New selections from non-western theory and a thoroughly updated twentieth century selection make the book even more diverse and authoritative. Cultural studies, marxism, deconstruction, feminism queer theory, formalism. Postcolonial theory, race and ethnicity, psychoanalysis, new historicism.
Offering 185 pieces 31 of them new by 148 authors 18 of them new, and more varied, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Second Edition, is more comprehensive, in its selection than any other anthology. Bedford Books. The most comprehensive anthology of theory and criticism, now up-to-date and global.
The norton anthology of theory and Criticism is the gold standard for anyone who wishes to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Oxford University Press. Wiley-Blackwell.
How to Read Literature
Bedford Books. Used book in Good Condition. Cultural studies, feminism queer theory, marxism, deconstruction, formalism. Postcolonial theory, race and ethnicity, psychoanalysis, new historicism. Yale University Press. He also examines broader questions of character, narrative, plot, the meaning of fictionality, the creative imagination, and the tension between what works of literature say and what they show.
Rowling to Jane Austen and Samuel Beckett. Unfailingly authoritative and cheerfully opinionated, the author provides useful commentaries on classicism, modernism, Romanticism, and postmodernism along with spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors, from Shakespeare and J. How to read literature is the book of choice for students new to the study of literature and for all other readers interested in deepening their understanding and enriching their reading experience.
In a series of brilliant analyses, allusion, syntax, ambiguity, rhythm, Eagleton shows how to read with due attention to tone, texture, and other formal aspects of literary works. Wiley-Blackwell. K. A literary master’s entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, and aggression? in this accessible, resentment, delightfully entertaining book, and greater pleasure What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, better understanding, Terry Eagleton addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others.
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Critical Terms for Literary Study
Significantly expanded, in different ways, this new edition features six new chapters that confront, the growing understanding of literary works as cultural practices. Cultural studies, deconstruction, marxism, feminism queer theory, formalism. Postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, race and ethnicity, new historicism.
Yale University Press. These six new chapters are "popular culture, judith butler, " and "class, geoffrey Galt Harpham, " "Imperialism/Nationalism, " "Desire, " by John Fiske, " "Diversity, " "Ethics, Seamus Deane, Louis Menand, and Daniel T. Oxford University Press. Each new essay adopts the approach that has won this book such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a literary term, critically explores the issues and questions the term raises, and then puts theory into practice by showing the reading strategies the term permits.
. Used book in Good Condition. Exploring the concepts that shape the way we read, the essays combine to provide an extraordinary introduction to the work of literature and literary study, as the nation's most distinguished scholars put the tools of critical practice vividly to use. Since its publication in 1990, critical terms for Literary Study has become a landmark introduction to the work of literary theory—giving tens of thousands of students an unparalleled encounter with what it means to do theory and criticism.
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Beginning theory: An introduction to literary and cultural theory: Fourth edition Beginnings
Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford University Press. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Beginning theory allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. Bedford Books. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject 'Theory after "Theory"' which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.
Cultural studies, deconstruction, marxism, feminism queer theory, formalism. Postcolonial theory, race and ethnicity, psychoanalysis, new historicism. Yale University Press. Used book in Good Condition. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer readers the best single-volume introduction to the field.
The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades.
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism Third Edition
Wiley-Blackwell. Offering 191 pieces by 157 authors, the norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is more comprehensive and more varied in its selection than any other anthology. Oxford University Press. Bedford Books. Used book in Good Condition. Forty-eight new selections―concentrated mostly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries―make the book not only the best overview of the history of theory, but also a remarkably up-to-date portrait of the state of theory today.
More comprehensive and up-to-date than ever before The gold standard anthology for anyone who wants to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Cultural studies, deconstruction, feminism queer theory, marxism, formalism. Postcolonial theory, race and ethnicity, psychoanalysis, new historicism.
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Great Expectations A Norton Critical Edition
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Yale University Press. Criticism" gathers twenty-two assessments of Great Expectations, both contemporary and modern, which offer a range of perspectives on Dickens and his novel. This norton critical edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel 1861 available.
Oxford University Press. Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich "contexts" section collects thirteen pieces, at home and at school, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, and social mobility; the often brutal training, snobbishness, centering on the novel’s major themes: the link between author and hero and, of children born around 1800; and the central issues of crime and punishment.